Sometimes it is hard to wait. Sometimes you feel like ya just gotta get deeper into the hole just to try to figure out…
There is nothing there. Just a hint of what you are trying to gain.
In the end, you are right back where you started.
Let us wait on the Lord. Trust that He will provide all that we need.
Trust in the Lord.
Have faith, do not despair.
Trust in the Lord.
By Tara Young
Many shades of disarray I can plainly see.
Why can’t my home be as tidy as I wish it to be?
The hours we read and played today. The laundry piled up high.
To say that I am not discouraged would be a great big lie.
Yet in her eyes I see a glow as first words she read out loud.
Her voice squeaked and screeched as she yelled, “I read! Mom! Aren’t you proud?”
These moments that I have with her are shades of disarray.
The cleaning and the folding will be done as I pray.
Pray that I am worthy of this child placed in my heart.
For in my womb she did not grow, but God gave her a fresh start.
So when I see the disarray, I shrug my shoulders and sigh.
I will get to that, but now, her joy is nigh.
If I wait until she naps, a lot more things get done.
Right now in my shades of disarray, she just wants to have some fun.
I was praying the other day because Sammy had a need for a pair of work boots. The 8-9 year old pair that he had just lost their sole. ( I know this because I was working in the garden the other day and found it!!! Buried! He must have lost it when he was tilling.)
I went with very little money to the three thrift stores in town and of course got a little more disappointed each time when there weren’t any boots to buy. I prayed again, “Lord, Sammy wears a size 11 boot. Please provide for him.”
The final store I went into, I found one pair of boots in his size! They are “vintage” Vibram hiking boots! I knew they were an expensive pair because they were made in Italy, but I had NO idea that I got such amazing boots for 5 BUCKS! God does stuff like that all the time. He cares about each detail and knows all of our needs, He just waits for us to ask so He can show us HOW He will provide all of our needs according to His riches in glory. (Philippians 4:19 “And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Philippians+4%3A19&version=NASB)
God cares about all of our needs.
Even a pair of size 11 boots 🙂
Bless ya friends!
I was out checking the garden and saw these giant purple things that had fallen to the ground. Being the curious person I am I broke it open and the dog jumped up to grab it. Thus, realizing, “Hey, I might be able to eat that.” It smells sweet and is super juicy and the bright, vivid color of a beet.
So, after a few minutes of research, “Mrs. Farmer Girl” as she asked me to call her and myself, “Mrs. Candy” set out on a prickly pear hunting adventure.
Of course, no outing would be acceptable without dressing up just a little! I always wear my hat in the sun but hers was a bit over sized. 🙂
Accessories are everything!
A new friend nearby encouraged us.While taking this photo, Mrs. Farmer Girl decided now would be a good time to play with the cactus, so this picture was a bit rushed as I had to do extractions.
So we finished our search with a small load. We went to the kitchen and prepared our delightful goody for sorbet.
You do have to take precautions because they have little spines that are quite painful.
Mrs. Farmer Girl didn’t touch them, she just sprayed them 🙂
Cut them in half and scoop out the center with a spoon.
We whipped them in the blender, strained the seeds (at Mrs Farmer Girl’s request and poured what remained into our ice cream maker. The Recipe we used was from http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/george-duran/prickly-pear-sorbet-recipe/index.html.
Out of pocket expense…
1/2 cup sugar 🙂
I did not save the skins for serving, I used a beautiful piece of my china instead:)
Mrs. Farmer Girl loved her portion. I am saving mine for later 🙂
Thus ended the exciting adventures of… Mrs. Farmer Girl and Mrs. Candy
Our next adventure may come sooner than I think!